Aerospace

  • NASA Engineer Set to Complete First 3-D-Printed Space Cameras

    Posted on August 12, 2014

    By the end of September, NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is expected to complete the first imaging telescopes ever assembled almost exclusively from 3-D-manufactured components. “As far as I know, we are the first to attempt to build an entire ...

  • SpaceX Launches 3D Printed Parts to Space

    Posted on August 07, 2014

      Through 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, robust and high-performing rocket parts can be created and offer improvements over traditional manufacturing methods. SpaceX is pushing the boundaries of what additive manufacturing can do in the 21st c...

  • UK Aerospace Projects to Receive £154m Boost - 3D Printing Highlighted

    Posted on July 23, 2014

      UK Minister Nick Clegg is today announcing a £154 million investment in research projects to keep the UK as a world leader in aerospace innovation.    The investment will be used in four areas - which the UK excels in - wings, e...

  • Boeing and Lotus Join Forces to Advance AM Processes and Materials

    Posted on July 23, 2014

      One makes planes, the other designs race cars. It would seem that on face value Boeing and Lotus Racing have little in common aside from a need for speed. However, just beneath the surface both companies rely on different permutations of the same phy...

  • BAE Systems Debuts Futuristic 3D Printed Aircraft Concepts

    Posted on July 09, 2014

      Scientists and engineers at BAE Systems have lifted the lid on some futuristic technologies that could be incorporated in military and civil aircraft of 2040 or even earlier    The four technologies unveiled are: 3D printers so adva...

  • Arizona Students Use 3D Printing to Innovate Rocket Design

    Posted on July 09, 2014

      I was introduced to 3D printing through an internship a few years back. A part I had designed required form and fit assembly testing; we 3D printed a replica using Stereolithography (SLA). My fascination with 3D printing began there while watching th...

  • EOS Helps Airbus Develop Satellite Technology

    Posted on June 26, 2014

      The literal translation of the word satellite (companion) does not come close to explaining how complex these technical devices are and what they do for our daily lives. Their tasks range from weather forecast to message transport and navigation info...

  • Bloodhound SSC's Cockpit is Complete and Contains 3DPrinted Metal Steering Wheel

    Posted on June 18, 2014

      The cockpit of BLOODHOUND SSC, the 1,000mph (1,609km/h) Land Speed Racing car, was unveiled today in Bristol, UK. The state-of-the-art carbon fibre monocoque has been tailored to the needs of driver Andy Green and will be his supersonic office during...

  • Swarms of 3D Printed Drones May Be The Future of Combat

    Posted on May 22, 2014

    Swarms of 3D printed drones may be the future of combat, according to a recent report by the Washington, D.C.-based defense think tank Center for a New American Security (CNAS). 3D printed drones would be cheaper and quicker to design, build and deploy than...

  • 3-D printing in aerospace: not just winging it

    Posted on May 22, 2014

    The demand for innovative manufacturing technology that produces lighter parts with stronger material grows each day in the competitive aerospace industry. 3-D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” is at the center of this innovation...

  • Heavy Metal

    Posted on May 22, 2014

    Three-dimensional printing may help entrench the world’s engineering giants   THE biggest engineering companies nowadays prefer to talk about “additive manufacturing” rather than “3D printing”. One reason is that printi...

  • British Fighter Jet Flies with 3D Printed Parts

    Posted on May 13, 2014

    In the last 12 months the aerospace industry has shown a growing interest in 3D printing. While GE seems to have taken the lead in integrating the technology into its production cycle, another large manufacturer has decided to follow suit. Accordi...

  • Testing 3D Printing’s Ability to Produce Complex Aerodynamic Geometries

    Posted on May 06, 2014

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield’s Additive Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) have printed a 1.5m (4.9ft) wide drone in an attempt to research how the technology fares when building complex aerodynamic geometries.   Weighing less ...